Ann Sloboda is Head of Music Therapy at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She is a qualified psychoanalyst and a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and is registered with the BCP (British Psychoanalytic Council) and the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council).
She studied music at Worcester College, Oxford. She qualified as a music therapist in 1985 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama,where she subsequently taught as Clinical Tutor.
Between 1985 and 2005 she worked as a music therapist in the NHS, in the fields of adult learning disability, eating disorders, general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. A past chair of the Association of Professional Music Therapists, she was Head of Arts Therapies at West London Mental Health Trust for 10 years. Here, she established and developed clinical services in art, drama and music therapy. She provides consultations to music therapists working in the health, voluntary and education sectors.
She has spoken widely at national and international conferences and has several publications on music therapy including those below:
- Sloboda, A. Music Therapy and Psychotic Violence. In E. Welldon and C. Van Velsen (Eds.), A Practical Guide to Forensic Psychotherapy
- Bolton R, and Sloboda, A. Music Therapy in Forensic Psychiatry; a case study with musical commentary. In L Bunt and S Hoskyns(Eds.), The Handbook of Music Therapy.
Group music therapy for patients with persistent post-traumatic stress disorder: an exploratory randomized controlled trial with mixed methods evaluation
1. Catherine Carr 1,4,*,
2. Patricia d’Ardenne 1,
3. Ann Sloboda 2,
4. Carleen Scott 1,
5. Duolao Wang 3,
6. Stefan Priebe 1,4
Article first published online: 20 JUN 2011. DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8341.2011.02026.x copyright 2011 The British Psychological Society Issue
Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. Volume 85, Issue 2, pages 179-202, June 2012